Weight Loss

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The Checkup: Common Weight-Loss Shortcuts That Can Totally Backfire 

• When it comes to losing weight, many folks think quickie fixes like cutting out gluten or alcohol — or reaching for low-fat everything — are the […]

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The Checkup: How This Common Ingredient Could Be Making You Fat 

• Put dooooown the salt shaker: New research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that folks were hungrier when they were on higher-sodium […]

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A Philly Health Coach’s Guide to Getting Unstuck

You may be sitting where I was about a year ago — in a large office building, feeling like you’re not in the right place […]

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The Checkup: The Mistakes That Are Thwarting Your Efforts to Slash Belly Fat 

• Belly fat is notoriously stubborn. And on top of that, these five mistakes and misconceptions — like thinking that just doing a bazillion crunches a […]

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The Checkup: The Secret Ingredient That Transforms Homemade Salad Dressing 

• You’ve probably made your fair share of olive oil salad dressings with the usual suspects, like shallots and lemon zest, but have you ever […]

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The Checkup: This Goal-Setting Tweak Could Be Your Ticket to Lasting Weight Loss

• I think it’s safe to say that now, at the beginning of March, a good chunk of us have traded our New Year’s resolutions […]

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The Checkup: 4 Workouts to Skip If Weight Loss Is Your Top Priority

• Workouts all have their benefits, but weight loss isn’t necessarily the leading benefit for all of them. Here, a personal trainer dishes on the four […]

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The Checkup: Why You Should Open Your Curtains Right When You Wake Up 

• You’re going to want to start raising your blinds first thing in the morning. Research shows, people who were exposed to sunlight in the […]

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The Checkup: The 50/25/25 Plate Rule That Makes Weight Loss Way Easier 

• Figuring out what your plate should look like when you’re trying to shed pounds can be confusing. But the dietitian-backed 50/25/25 rule — which […]

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The Checkup: The Case for Drinking Ice-Cold Water (Hint: Your Waistline Will Thank You)

• The argument for filling your work water cup up with ice cubes? Sipping on cold water forces your body to work harder to warm […]

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The Checkup: The Carbs Chart That Makes Weight Loss Way Less Complicated 

• Trying to lose weight? The Hierarchy of Carbs, a chart designed by a dietitian after he got a bazillion questions from clients about which carbs […]

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The Weight-Related Comment We All Need to Quit Casually Throwing Around

When I was 19 years old, I took a year off of school and worked the graveyard shift at a diner. One night, around 3 […]

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The Checkup: The Best Drugstore Skincare Finds, According to Dermatologists

• Confession: I spend roughly 87 percent of my disposable income on skincare products from Sephora and Kiehl’s. That might soon change thanks to this dermatologist-approved […]

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The Checkup: How to Trick Yourself Into Working Out More 

• Fact: mind games are not just for Tinder. Sometimes, you’ve got to play them with yourself. Case in point: This science-backed trick to convince […]

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The Checkup: The Seemingly Healthy Foods to Boot From Your Pantry, Stat

• If you load up on dried cranberries in your salads — because how bad can dried cranberries be? They’re berries! — you’re going to want […]